The Warriors Books In Order

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Publication Order of Warriors Books

Into the Wild (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire and Ice (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forest of Secrets (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rising Storm (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Dangerous Path (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Darkest Hour (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: The New Prophecy Books

Midnight (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moonrise (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dawn (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starlight (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twilight (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunset (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: Power of Three Books

The Sight (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark River (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outcast (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eclipse (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Long Shadows (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sunrise (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: Field Guide Books

Secrets of the Clans (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cats of the Clans (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code of the Clans (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Battles of the Clans (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warriors: The Ultimate Guide (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors Super Edition Books

Firestar's Quest (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bluestar's Prophecy (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
SkyClan's Destiny (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crookedstar's Promise (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Yellowfang's Secret (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tallstar's Revenge (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bramblestar's Storm (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moth Flight's Vision (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hawkwing's Journey (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tigerheart's Shadow (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crowfeather’s Trial (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Squirrelflight's Hope (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Graystripe's Vow (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leopardstar’s Honor (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: Omen of the Stars Books

The Fourth Apprentice (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fading Echoes (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night Whispers (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sign of the Moon (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Forgotten Warrior (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Hope (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: Dawn of the Clans Books

The Sun Trail (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder Rising (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The First Battle (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blazing Star (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Forest Divided (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Path of Stars (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: A Vision of Shadows Books

The Apprentice's Quest (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunder and Shadow (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shattered Sky (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkest Night (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
River of Fire (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Raging Storm (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors Short Stories/Novellas

Hollyleaf's Story (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mistystar's Omen (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cloudstar's Journey (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tigerclaw's Fury (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leafpool's Wish (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dovewing's Silence (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mapleshade's Vengeance (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goosefeather's Curse (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadows of the Clans (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ravenpaw's Farewell (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Path of a Warrior (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Warrior’s Spirit (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Warrior's Choice (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors Collections

The Untold Stories (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Legends of the Clans (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: Graystripe's Adventure Graphic Novels

The Lost Warrior (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warrior's Refuge (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Warrior's Return (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: Tigerstar and Sasha Graphic Novels

Into the Woods (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Escape From the Forest (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Return to the Clans (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: Ravenpaw's Path Graphic Novels

The Heart of a Warrior (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shattered Peace (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Clan in Need (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: The Broken Code Books

Lost Stars (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silent Thaw (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Veil of Shadows (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Darkness Within (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Place of No Stars (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Light in the Mist (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors Graphic Novels

The Rise of Scourge (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Shadow in RiverClan (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wind of Change (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Warriors: SkyClan and The Stranger Graphic Novels

The Rescue (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beyond the Code (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
After the Flood (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About The Warriors Books:

Erin Hunter is the author of the acclaimed best selling junior fantasy books for young adults called the Warriors series. There are six books total in the primary series. There are over 80 books featuring the tales and adventures of a group of Warrior Cats. The series is published by Harper Collins and is written by the three authors, Cherith Baldry, Kate Cary, and Tui T. Sutherland as well as editor Victoria Holmes, who develops the story for the books. Harper Collins asked Victoria Holmes to develop a story about a group of feral cats.

Holmes used classical themes of love, politics, war, and religion and soon had enough material for a first novel. Harper Collins decided to green light for a six book series. All four use the collective pen name of Erin Hunter.

Into The Wild

Into The Wild is the first novel in the Warriors series. It tells the story of wild cats whose ancestors passed down the tradition of sharing the forest among the four clans. The Four Clans are called the ShadowClan, ThunderClan, WindClan, and RiverClan. The clans live within the forest and by water and pursue their own type of prey in addition to having or being taught special skills relevant to their clan and territory.

The story follows a domestic cat who leaves his house to join the wild cats in the woods. He joins the ThunderClan and is trained in their ways. However, the law and peace of the forest and ThunderClan may be threatened by the suspicious ShadowClan. The ShadowClan grows ever more threatening with each day. The fifth clan, SkyClan, was driven out due to humans building on their home and find shelter in the gorge but quickly disappear.

Meanwhile, some of the respected noble Warriors are dying, and it’s up to the clans to stop it. The book opens up into a fight between the ThunderClan and the RiverClan over a piece of land. Cat Redtail calls for the Thunderclan to retreat. Once they have forfeited the battle, Spottedleaf, the tribe’s medicine cat receives a prophecy from the spirit ancestors, the StarClan. The ancestors tell Spottedleaf that fire alone can save the ThunderClan.

BlueStar, leader of the cats, says that it will never be possible. All cats are terrified of fire. The novel also utilizes a combination of a cat and human language English lexicon that uses more cat like works in a fashion that has been compared to Harry Potter and the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. The pseudonym Erin Hunter was specifically chosen for the proximity to Jacques’ in a library as they believed followers of the Redwall series would also be open to the fantasy world of intelligent animals in their own, unique domain.

The language uses the word “twolegs” to mean humans, “kittypet” to describe a cat who was not feral or wild but human owned, and “mewed” or “purred” to mean “said”, when the cats are talking. The cats also name each other with two words, each of which describes the cat in terms of personality or appearance. Rusty, who is a “kittypet”, runs into Graypaw from the ThunderClan in his backyard and fights with him instead of running away.

Two cats, Bluestar and Lionheart, see the fight between Rusty and Graypaw and invite the domestic cat to join their clan. After another fight with a cat, Rusty is given his new name: Firepaw. Firepaw becomes fast feline friends with Graypaw and Ravenpaw but is shocked when he finds out that Tigerclaw has murdered the Warrior Redtail and wants to be the leader of the clan. Tigerclaw plots to kill Ravenpaw to keep his murder of Redtail quiet.

Firepaw and Graypaw move Ravenpaw to a safe area where he stays with a cat named Barley. No one has detected that Tigerclaw is a traitor. But when the ShadowClan moves to attack the ThunderClan, Lionheart is killed, and it’s more important than ever to expose Tigerclaw and defeat the ShadowClan to keep the ThunderClan intact.

Fire And Ice

Fire And Ice is the second novel in the Warriors series. It begins with Firepaw and Graypaw standing vigil after they have been promoted to Warriors. Firepaw’s new name is Fireheart and Graypaw’s Warrior name is Graystripe. They then set out to help the WindClan who have been attacked and driven away by the ShadowClan. The two Warriors find the clan hiding under the “Thunder paths”, the feral cats’ term for human built highways.

Graystripe gets assigned an apprentice, Cinderpaw, and a cat named Brackenpaw becomes Fireheart’s new apprentice. Graystripe then falls into a pond after chasing a vole onto the ice, but is rescued by a Warrior from the RiverClan tribe named Silverstream. Silverstream and Graystripe fall in love which violates the rules of the Warrior code but Fireheart discovers their relationship and attempts to persuade them to stop it without success.

Graystripe agrees with Fireheart to only meet with Silverstream at the full moon and the Gathering, where the four clans meet monthly to discuss issues. Fireheart finds out that Graystripe has been routinely breaking this promise and sneaking away to see Silverstream. Fireheart takes over training on Graystripe’s apprentice in addition to his own. Meanwhile, Tigerclaw has set a trap for Bluestar by the human made Thunderpaths.

Instead of killing Bluestar and bringing Tigerclaw closer to being the leader of the ThunderClan, Cinderpaw the apprentice is injured by the blast. Cinderpaw learns she will be handicapped for life and thus cannot be a Warrior. She goes into training as a medicine cat, training under medicine cat Yellowfang. Fireheart becomes reunited with his sister, a kittypet living with humans in a twolegplace. Princess gives Fireheart one of her kittens, called kits.

Cloudkit is accepted into the ThunderClan as an apprentice. The rest of the clan is reluctant to accept Cloudkit because she has domesticated kittypet blood. Bluestar ultimately decides Cloudkit will stay and be part of the ThunderClan. The Clan must be strong to fend off the attacks of Brokenstar, a rogue ShadowClan Warrior who is trying to drive out the ThunderClan forever. As the clans clash and the fur flies, Fireheart must find a way to keep the Clan safe and try to expose Tigerclaw once and for all.

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15 Responses to “The Warriors”

  1. Thw0rted: 11 months ago

    One thing I don’t really understand is, are you meant to read the whole “main” series first, then go back and start through “super editions”? Where do the “novellas” fit in? Maybe publication order makes the most sense? That’s would be tough though because most places only list the year, but counting all the various formats, some years have 5-6 releases…

    • Ashlyn: 4 months ago

      that’s what im trying to figure out. I don’t know what to read first. I think ill just read them in publication order, but skip over the super editions and go back later. its very confusing- can anyone who has read them all please help some people out???

      • Ashlyn (again): 4 months ago

        I also am wondering if I should read the original series (into the wild, fire and ice, forest of secrets, etc) and THEN read all the other series in order. helppp

        • ☼ Blossomberry ☼: 3 months ago

          You read the series in order, and their not called original series, the super editions, and novellas fit in when you are reading a book related to it, like when you are reading the book when Firestar saves SkyClan you could also read Firestar’s Quest as well but I’m my recommendation you just do the order of the series and lastly read the Special Editions and Novellas,
          P.S. I’m a warrior cats fan

          – ☼ Blossomberry ☼

          • OmegaNova: 3 months ago

            To be honest, ive only red the first 3 books, but i still love the series so far.

  2. Shazam Guy: 2 years ago

    So i searched this on google with “how many books are in the warriors series” the answer was six. No that’s extremely wrong, there are 89 if you count novellas and manga, and 62 if you don’t (at the time of this writing). You have to wonder how long a person can write about cats

    • Cynthia: 4 months ago

      How many feral cats are there in the world.. that’s how long you can write about cats, each one having its own different personalities, each one a follower or leader, a healer or worker, a contributor or a politician, a fat cat or just destined for a military lifestyle.. then u have blue collar, theives, rich and poor, sickly and child bearers.. the list goes on and on.. need i go on?

      • ☼ Blossomberry ☼: 3 months ago

        When it says there are six, it probably means there are only 6 books in the first series because you only typed series not specifying which series or if all together

    • ☼ Blossomberry ☼: 3 months ago

      When it says there are six, it probably means there are only 6 books in the first series because you only typed series not specifying which series or if all together
      P.S. I’m a warrior cat fan!

      – ☼ Blossomberry ☼

  3. Esmeralda: 6 years ago

    are they still making warrior books

    • Lily Hogan: 5 years ago

      Yep! They will continue for a long time. They just began a new series, called A Vision of Shadows. The first book is The Apprentice’s Quest.

      • Dance to the BaileyBeat: 3 years ago

        they’re starting the broken code now. lost stars, i believe.

  4. Hannah: 6 years ago

    I am so happy I just completed all the super editions.

    • Lily Hogan: 5 years ago


      • Dance to the BaileyBeat: 3 years ago

        i wish i could say the same. but i still have to complete the main series first.


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